Police are seeking Mark Perkins, 49, a suspect in a series of 13 burglaries in Soho, Chinatown, the Village, Chelsea and Midtown between Aug. 7 and March 14.
Perkins is a suspect in the March 14 burglary of the Marc Jacobs International boutique at 298 W. Fourth St.; the Feb. 24 burglary of the Solstice Sunglasses shop at 107 Spring St. and the burglary of Dolce & Gabbana, 434 Broadway also on Feb. 24. He is a suspect also in the Jan. 28 burglary of the Marc by Marc Jacobs shop at 403 Bleecker St. and the Dec. 3 burglary of Penang Restaurant, 41 Elisabeth St. He hit the Michael Kors boutique at 101 Prince St. three times, on Nov. 26, Oct. 23 and Aug. 7, police said.
Anyone with information on Perkins’ whereabouts should phone 800:577-8477 (TIPS).
Thompson St. fire
A smoky fire reported at 12:13 a.m. Mon., April 5 in Thompson Chemists, brought firefighters to the five-story brick building 137 Thompson St. three minutes later, an F.D.N.Y. spokesperson said. Sixty firefighters from 12 companies responded to the call. “It was sobering to see our neighbors out on the street in their bathrobes, some clutching animal carriers that they grabbed before leaving the building,” said Ian Dutton, a neighbor. There were no injuries and residents returned to their apartments after the fire was declared under control, an F.D.N.Y. spokesperson said.
Police arrested Thomas Bonilla, 16, and Jonathan Rivera, 22 for conspiring in the break-in of the Vladeck Houses apartment of Bonilla’s uncle on Wed. March 31 and the theft of a safe with thousands of dollars in bonds and other property. Bonilla made an appointment with his uncle to go out and both left the Water St. apartment early in the evening allowing Rivera to break in and make off with the safe, according to the charges filed by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Both suspects, Brooklyn residents, were charged with grand larceny.
Witnesses told police that two men hitched their Cadillac to an Automatic Teller Machine on Sullivan St. near Prince St. around 1:50 a.m. Wed., March 31, pulled it off its anchor. They made off with an undisclosed sum of cash.
— Albert Amateau